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Exeter University Closes in on Campaign Target

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The University of Exeter has reached 78% of its target towards its 'Making the Exceptional Happen' campaign, with two years to go.

A total of £47 million has been raised and the final push is now on to raise the remaining 22% so that Exeter can invest further in students, research, equipment and buildings.

The university recently enjoyed its most successful year ever for philanthropy, raising £15 million to support areas including dementia research, environmental solutions, arts and culture, and student scholarships.

More former students are giving than ever before, but donations to the institution have come a variety of sources and from far and wide.

Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of Global Advancement at the University of Exeter, said: "It is wonderful and also incredibly humbling to see such levels of philanthropic support. So much of this comes from alumni supporting their alma mater through regular monthly gifts and these donations combine to have a transformational impact on our work. Thank you to all our donors for their outstanding generosity."

As well as reaching the goal of £60 million, the university has already surpassed its target of 60,000 volunteering hours from 6,000 volunteers.